Faro Algarve Monuments, Statue Dom Afonso III
Monuments of the Algarve, Faro, Statue of El Rey The King Dom Afonso III, King of Portugal and King of the Algarve's
With the throne secure and peaceful domestic situation, Alfonso turned his attention to the purposes of the reconquest of southern Iberia from Muslim communities. During his reign, Faro was made successfully in 1249 and the Algarve passed into the kingdom of Portugal.
After this successful campaign, Afonso faced a diplomatic conflict with Castile, who considered that the Algarve was their property. Then followed a period of war between the two countries until, in 1267, a treaty was signed in Badajoz, that determines the boundary in the Guadiana from the confluence of the Caia to the mouth (in the nowadays, Vila Real de Santo Antonio), the Luso-Castilian border.
Location Praça Afonso III, Faro, Algarve
Nearby (15mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença
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